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Poster: sydthecat2 Date: Jan 4, 2007 12:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jack Straw's World

And then, of course, he wrote Samba in the Rain. And the rest is history.

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Poster: ducats Date: Jan 4, 2007 12:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jack Straw's World

surprised nobody mentioned the best are when they were each singing their own portion of the song - and the best line being;

"We can share what we got of yours cause we done shared all of mine."

For me this line has always summed up the bus - a place that the music got you to board - and piecing that together I'll leave to the wordsmith guy.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 4, 2007 1:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jack Straw's World

I think you have Jack backwards, Ducat. If he got on the bus it would be to steal your wallet.

'I just jumped the watchman
Right outside the fence
Took his ring, four bucks in change
Now ain't that heaven sent?'

Jack Straw isn't about sharing - it's about taking what you need to survive. "We done shared all of mine' - you've taken everything I have, now it's your turn.

'Ain't no place a man can hide, Shannon'

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Poster: ducats Date: Jan 4, 2007 3:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jack Straw's World

If Jack was stranded with another and they had a limited food supply are you saying he would'nt share?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 5, 2007 1:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jack Straw's World

It would depend on who that other person was - and what Jack had to gain from the transaction. Life is cheap here -
'Cut down a man in cold blood, Shannon
Might as well be me'

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